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Which is correct?

The supervisor or engineers is reponsible for the project.

The supervisor or engineers are responsible for the project.
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The first sentence is the correct one, because 'or' implies that only one of them would be responsible.
If it was "supervisor or ENGINEER (singular)", then I would agree with you.

But in this case, the singular form won't do, because you can't say: "Engineers (plural) IS responsible".

In cases like this, where neither form works well, the best solution is often to rewrite the sentence to avoid the problem. E.g: "Responsibility lies with the supervisor or engineers". Now there is no verb/noun disagreement.

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The supervisor or engineers is reponsible for the project.